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Author: 0 Huge Energy Potential in Open Ocean Wind Farms in the North Atlantic

But it was unknown whether the faster ocean winds could actually be converted to increased amounts of electricity. Other main challenges include turbine maintenance and the logistical and economic difficulties of transferring electricity thousands of miles to shore said Stephen Wyatt, research director at ORE Catapult, the UK's innovation and research centre for wind, wave and tidal energy .

Sci-tech The Cook County soda tax could be repealed this afternoon
Author: 0 The Cook County soda tax could be repealed this afternoon

Morrison and Frank Shuftan, spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle , both said statements would be issued after today's vote. In August, about 80 percent of those polled said they believed commissioners passed the tax to raise funds and not for health reasons.

Sci-tech Southwest Airlines kicks off its 72-hour sale
Author: 0 Southwest Airlines kicks off its 72-hour sale

During one of their more popular sales of the year, Southwest Airlines is again offering customers non-stop round-trip flights for less than $100. The price seems to top out at about $150 each way for even the longest domestic flights. The sale started on Tuesday morning and covers travel from October 31st through December 19th and from January 3rd to February 14th. Between Tuesday, October 10 and Thursday, October 12, flights will range from $49 each way to $129 each way.

Sci-tech Assassin's Creed Origins reveals paid and free DLC plans
Author: 0 Assassin's Creed Origins reveals paid and free DLC plans

Slated for release in January 2018. The Curse of the Pharaohs: This story-driven expansion focuses on Egyptian mythology. Well, The Curse of the Pharaohs is expected to launch in March 2018 and will further increase the level cap. Ubisoft will add a selection of free updates to the game as well, including the recently-announced Discovery Tour mode created to showcase the world of Egypt in an educational setting.

Sci-tech 'Overwatch' Halloween event brings back last year's spooky brawl
Author: 0 'Overwatch' Halloween event brings back last year's spooky brawl

In one of the "recommended talents", Blizzard writes: "Knowledge and understanding of the Overwatch universe". Assuming Blizzard stick to their usual release schedule for events like the Summer Games, Winter Wonderland and more, then we suspect today's Halloween Terror Event will start somewhere between 6pm and 7pm UK BST start time.

Sci-tech New Emojis Coming in iOS 11.1 Update
Author: 0 New Emojis Coming in iOS 11.1 Update

If you love emojis, iOS 11.1 should be on your radar. The company did benchmark tests on devices which had iOS 9, 10 and 11. Apple has made a decision to show off some of the new emojis that will be coming in the iOS 11.1 update. As for slowdowns, it suspects this may have more to do with new features that are resource-intensive and demand more processing power. But a new report has found this is not the case, and there might be another explanation.

Sci-tech Las Vegas dims lights to mark one week since mass shooting
Author: 0 Las Vegas dims lights to mark one week since mass shooting

The search of Paddock's three-bedroom house on a cul-de-sac in a retirement community in Mesquite, Nevada, was for "re-documenting and rechecking", said local police Chief Troy Tanner, who accompanied Federal Bureau of Investigation agents as they served the search warrant.

Author: 0 Snapchat's new Context Cards give users less reason to search

Each Card will be tailored to the Story you're watching. To gain access to this world of revolutionary information based on the content you watch on Snapchat all you have to do is swipe. The additional Context Cards may include: reviews from critics and customers; directions to the venue as well as hours of operation and phone numbers; rides from ride-sharing services; reservations at restaurants; websites for more information; and other Snaps from around the area.

Author: 0 Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) moves 0.22% away from 52-Week High = Active Alert

It has a 18.38 P/E ratio. $481.95M worth of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT ) shares were sold by Morfit G Mason . This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com . As per Friday, September 15, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. Credit Suisse maintained the shares of MSFT in report on Monday, July 17 with "Outperform" rating.

Author: 0 Nokia is abandoning its €23500 VR camera and cutting 310 jobs

The job cuts are expected to affect teams in the UK, Finland, and the US. The OZO ball boasts eight cameras and microphones that capture footage and for VR experiences. Unfortunately, the camera's sales might not have been enough to sustain its continued development, but Nokia promises to continue providing support to its current customers.

Sci-tech Wildlands Server Downtime, Free Weekend Detailed Ahead of Ghost War Launch
Author: 0 Wildlands Server Downtime, Free Weekend Detailed Ahead of Ghost War Launch

There will also be additional fixes in terms of the campaign, with complete patch notes going up tomorrow, likely when the work has been completed. This free weekend comes just in time for the launch of the game's PVP mode, Ghost War . Players who purchase the full game will see all their progress carry over from the free weekend. The game is available to play on PC, PS4 and Xbox One .

Sci-tech Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.1 Beta & 5 Reasons You Should
Author: 0 Reasons Not to Install iOS 11.1 Beta & 5 Reasons You Should

Apple's main goal with iOS 11 was to deliver a more coherent user experience, so it does not really make sense why the feature was killed off much like the headphone jack of the newer iPhones. We will have to keep you informed on any more information we get about iOS 11.1, but stay tuned for the beta releases. Typing the first few letters of nearly any Emoji results in one or more Emoji popping up in suggested word possibilities.

Sci-tech Google aims high to restore connectivity to Puerto Rico
Author: 0 Google aims high to restore connectivity to Puerto Rico

That's because Alphabet was given a temporary license (October 6 to April 4, 2018) by the Federal Communications Commission ( FCC ) to operate Project Loon in the US territories. Alphabet has previously deployed "Loon" to provide emergency phone service in Peru following flooding there earlier this year. One of the problems that appears, as it has been established, is that the company has never proven in Puerto Rico if this technology manages to have connectivity with the ...

Sci-tech Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 - Start/End Dates, New Legendary Skins - Everything We Know
Author: 0 Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 - Start/End Dates, New Legendary Skins - Everything We Know

Prior to this the developers launched a similar event a year ago, so if you love collecting Overwatch skins then this is a good opportunity to add to your collection. Now a leak has given us a sneak peek at what's to come and can we just sit and admire that unbelievable Zenyatta skin for a minute?! Mei will be getting the JiangShi costume while Zenyatta will be getting a Cthulu-inspired costume.

Sci-tech GM buys California laser firm to help speed autonomous vehicle research
Author: 0 GM buys California laser firm to help speed autonomous vehicle research

The particularly attractive thing about Strobe, according to Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt, is that it has successfully reduced the LIDAR array down to a single chip, which will help reduce production costs by almost 100 percent. The technology uses light to create high-resolution images that are considered to be more accurate than cameras or radar alone. GM shares have risen more than 20% in the past month, to $45.26 in afternoon trading Monday.

Author: 0 Slow iPhone? Apple's iOS updates aren't to blame

The data collected was used to develop performance comparison charts to find out whether the complaints from users about their old iPhone slowing could actually be correlated with real performance drops across iOS 9, iOS 10, and iOS 11.

Author: 0 The SNES Classic Mini has been hacked to play custom ROMs

But the Hackchi2 hacking tool, developed by hacker ClusterM, is a very simple piece of software to use, making it an approachable project for any SNES Mini owner. The missing ingredients not included with Hakchi are the games themselves-easily downloaded if you know where to look. Although Nintendo hasn't pushed a massive restock to stores in the past week, there have been a few units popping up here and there at retailers.

Author: 0 OnePlus 5T with edge-to-edge display to come in November

Already there are couple of leaks speculating the release of the next OnePlus device. It's not even a year old and the OnePlus 5's stock levels are dwindling. Well, it looks like OnePlus is going to stick to the same strategy this year as well by launching the OnePlus 5T , an alleged render of which has surfaced online.

Author: 0 WhatsApp's Business app APK available for download

A dramatically different version of WhatsApp developed specifically for businesses is now in the works, and a number of its key features have just leaked. The messaging platform for the businesses version can be registered with landline numbers. If you want to use your personal number with the business account as well, you can do that.

Author: 0 Microsoft sounds the death knell for Windows Phone

Finally, if you thought that Microsoft didn't try hard enough to get developers on board with Windows 10 Mobile, that turns out not to be the case. The software maker branched its development process into "feature2", leaving Windows Phone fans disappointed.